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How To Receive SMS and Grow Your Database

Using Textlocal you can easily receive SMS in Indian number and build your database. Gather mobile numbers and generate leads by promoting your business on brochures, hoardings, store-front, website, social media or any other marketing channel and ask your prospects to simply text in to your SMS inbox e.g. To get 20% off, SMS OFFER to 56263 or 9220592205. You can set up your own SMS inbox/address using our catchy keywords, short codes and long codes. The ‘receive SMS’ path can also be used to engage with your existing customer base e.g. To receive a call back from support, SMS CALLME to 56263 or 92205 92205.

Here are 2 great ways to start receiving SMS

Dedicate Long codes and Short codes

Get your own 10-digit long code (e.g. 92205 92205) or 5-9 digit short code (e.g. 56263). Configure multiple inboxes with as many keywords as you like.

Keyword on Shared Long/Short codes

Choose your own business keyword (e.g. MYBIZ) on any of the available shared long codes or short codes e.g. 92205 92205 or 56263.

To view and buy available keywords, short codes and long codes,
click here.

Access all incoming responses either in Messenger or forward them to your email or to any application using receive SMS API.

What does it mean for your business?

Build Opt-in Database

Use our long/short Codes to tease your customers with tempting offers and encourage them to opt-in. Share your SMS address in all marketing communications and see your database soar.

Create 2-Way Communication Channel

Textlocal Messenger allows your customers to directly chat with the customer care representatives and support teams by sending an SMS. Delight customers with swift and agile response.

Track Marketing ROIs

Get your customers to seek information about products or services by just sending a simple text. What’s more, you can now track lead flow from every source by configuring unique keywords for billboard displays, TV ads etc.

Setup 24/7 Virtual Assistant

Schedule SMS or email auto replies to include brochures, PDFs & web links to all inbound SMS. Set up and use custom triggers or keywords to automate your SMS workflow.

Conduct a Quick Poll

Know what your customers or prospects feel about your events, shows, products or services by asking them to send a simple SMS. Conducting Indian-Idol like polling (SMS SINGER1/SINGER2/…) has never been easier or more affordable.



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Their API service works perfectly. Their customer support picks up the phone and responds to our queries within less than 5 minutes *every single time* and the user interface of the product is simple and once again, just works.

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Our experience with Textlocal's E-mail to SMS Gateway service has been very positive - all the way from evaluating the service (received very nice technical sales support to address our key requirements) to adoption (very simple & quick processes + very responsive team that helped us get started quickly) & usage- the service itself has been very reliable so far!!

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Easy to use and the SMS campaigns are done swiftly. Batch Scheduling on a specific time has been functioning superbly. Tracking of messages provide a great support to us in analyzing the outcomes.Overall a great experience !

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